Good fuel economy!!!
Just to show its not all doom and gloom.
I have owned my 159 1.9 jtdm for approx 7 weeks and have monitored carefully the diesel i am using. Its a 2008, with 56,000 on the clock, totally standard lusso spec.
My daily commute is a 40 mile round trip on mixed A roads, a fairly decent run without too many hold-ups. I also do a school drop-offs three mornings a week, so there is some 'urban' driving thown in.
I have calculated the fuel brim-to-brim at the pumps, with an eye on what the computer is telling me too. So the first 3 tankfuls are thus;
1) 46.5 mpg (computer 44.7)
2) 43.9 mpg (computer 42.1)
3) 44.4 mpg (computer 42.3)
The first tankful included the mostly motorway journey home (200 miles), which explains the better return.
This is the first time I have ever experienced or even heard of a computer that is under-reading (by a surprisingly consistent amount).
I have just filled up again and added my first (triple) dose of Rhino, so it will be interesting to see how that affects things.
Anyone beat these?
Nice people drive Alfa's